Military Stein

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    I picked this stein up after it was pulled from E-Bay for ‘hate’ as a throw-in with another I bought.

    I found it very interesting despite its rather poor condition since it is a Reservist stein from the Battle Cruiser (‘Pocket Battleship’) Deutschland – later renamed to ‘L├╝tzow’ (sister ship to Admiral Graf Spee and Admiral Scheer). I know there are literally scores of reservist steins that don’t appear in books, but I had never seen one like this. Thoughts on scarcity? Couldn’t have been more than a few hundred reservists who went through this ship pre-war.

    The lid has been replaced and what you see is what you get. I’ve seen the Maker’s Mark before but even after perusing Stein Marks I can’t place it….some help?

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    You are looking at a partial mark, but it is the old potter’s wheel mark used by Marzi & Remy.
    Gary Kirsner published a softcover book on Military Steins 1914-1945 in 1989. There was a second edition, but I don’t know the date. Your stein is not listed in it.

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    Ah…now I see the base of the pottery wheel.

    Yeah I didn’t see it in there. Even though it’s not in great shape it appears to be an uncommon stein.

    The date on the second edition is 1996.

    Thanks Ron.

    • This reply was modified 5 years, 2 months ago by  Wiking44.
  • #27305 Reply

    Lyn Ayers

    Wiking44, I would also suggest that the metal lid is original. In the 1930s, metal lids were most common since the components of pewter were redirected to the war build-up effort. The thumblift is also of that period.

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    Thanks Lyn…my problem with the lid is that it is very shiny for an 80-year-old stein. I agree that the thumb lift is period…but I would think the lid would have more oxidation.

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